The devil’s advocate

Devil’s advocate: a person who expresses a contentions opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments.

Someone who pretends, in an argument or discussion, to be against an idea or plan that a lot of people support, in order to make people discuss and consider it in more detail:

I don’t really believe all that – I was just playing devil’s advocate.

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THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE Monsignor Verde, Promotor Fidei (also known as the Avocatus Diaboli) opposes the canonisation of Jeanne d’Arc

Someone who supports an opposite argument or one that is not popular in order to make people think seriously


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Exploding iPhone Prank

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18 dec. 2012

Our beautiful prankster Nadja borrows people’s cell phones (sometimes iPhones) to make a call, but it starts getting smokey and hot. In a panic she throws it into a nearby bush where it proceeds to explodes! Wasn’t there a recall on the self-combusting phones?